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Ruddy Darter

Ruddy Darter
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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon, Sigma EX APO Macro 180 mm F/3.5 IF, SanDisk CFExtreme4gb
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-18 13:24
Viewed: 3790
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) is a European species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.
The Ruddy Darter attains a wingspan of up to 6 cm. The head, thorax and abdomen of the male are vivid red, while the female is slightly smaller, and is a golden-yellow colour with black markings. The abdomen widens for the final third of its length and shows a marked pinched section where it joins the thorax.
The all-black legs of the Ruddy Darter distinguish it from the otherwise very similar Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) and Vagrant Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum), both of which show yellow stripes on their legs.

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Bonjour Robi
'bon retour parmi nous'
Un grand bravo pour l'effet de lumière dans les ailes de ta belle libellule.
Tes couleurs sont très belles
Merci et à bientôt

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-07-19 2:45]

Bonjour Robi,
Adorable petite libellule que tu nous montres dans une position très artistique. Dommage seulement que le support sur lequel elle se tient est un peu moins élégant. Mais je vois, pas de possibilité de couper! Quand viendras-tu en Valais? N'oublie pas de me le signaler.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-19 3:40]

Hello Robi,
A fine capture of an immature male S. sanguinum against a suitable bokeh BG. The POV and sharp front part of the dragonfly are superb and the composition pleasing.
TFS this one,

Well focused where it must be Robi, nice detail there.
I like the tail-up pose and it's an interesting POV/comp, great color and light.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-19 6:22]

salut Robi,
waow très belle prise de vue, la libellule ressort parfaitement sur ce BG uni. Excellente netteté et pov plongeant parfait. Super boulot.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-19 9:51]

Hi Robi.
Nice photo of the dragonfly. We have the same species in our place and only this one.
I like wide DOF and very good details and sharpness of the insect image. POV and framing are so attractive too and BG is also wonderful. Diagonal composition is looked very well. My best regards and TFS.

Bellissima macro di libellula, molto bello il taglio compositivo, buona definizione dei dettagli, molto bella la luce che si riflette sulle ali. bellissimo BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Posture originale bien mise en évidence par un arrière-plan bien flou.
Bonne journée.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-07-21 9:11]

HI Robi,
You have captured the darter obliesking and in good lighting and colours.There are certain portions of the darter that has gone OOF, but the overal sharpness to the head and the abdomen give a fine piece of work.
The Bg of green make a fine contrast against the darter's colours.

Well done.
TFS & Cheers

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-07-21 12:11]

Hi Robi

Nice shot of this darter. Nice typical pose, lovely colours and good DOF. Nice work



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